[Health tips for Ramadan] Healthy Nigerian drinks to break your fast

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Kunu

Health Benefits of Kunu Drink

Kunu that is made with millet is known as kunu zaki, while kunu that is made with groundnut is called kunu gyada.

Many of us are familiar with this creamy white drink that has a sweet and spicy flavour due to the addition of ginger. Kunu, also known as “Nigeria’s Irish Cream,” is a Northern Nigerian beverage. It is non-alcoholic, and the chief ingredient is millet, which is left to ferment, although there are some varieties where tiger nut, groundnuts, and rice are added. Kunu is enjoyed by both young and old people, regardless of tribe. Kunu is best served cold and can be consumed alone or with food or snacks. Many people enjoy kunu because of its rich flavour, but it is also high in nutrients, as it lowers the risk of diabetes and cholesterol levels, and the fibre in it is beneficial to the digestive system.

Zobo

Zobo drink
Health Benefits of Zobo drink

Zobo is a healthy, tasty non-alcoholic drink that is made from the flowers of the roselle plant. It is this flower that gives the drink its unique reddish-wine colour. Many things go into the production of the drink, including ginger and fruits, and it always comes out tasting great. Due to the colour and rich taste, some people see it as a substitute for foreign drinks. Packed with enough nutrients that help reduce the blood pressure, you cannot go wrong with a cold glass of zobo drink.

 

Adoyo

Adoyo drink
Adoyo drink

You must have seen this without realizing what it is. Adoyo is made from fresh pineapple juice and corn pap or ogi. Making pap is another task on its own, but it involves letting corn sit in water for days before it is ground and left to ferment for a few days. Naturally, pap has a mild-sour taste, but the addition of pineapple juice helps to improve it a bit. It is enjoyed by many people, especially those who are fans of pap and those who enjoy it for its nutrients.

 

Fura da Nono

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This is another drink from Northern Nigeria. This healthy Nigerian drink is so delicious and nutritious. The ingredients include millet, the fura, and fermented cow milk, nono, which is very easy to get around Northern Nigeria. The milk has a consistency almost like yoghurt but also contains lumps, due to the fermentation process. The millet is ground and set to low heat before the milk is added to it. Other things, like ginger and pepper, may be added to it to enhance the taste.

Tiger nut milk

Health benefits of tiger nut milk

Kunnu Aya is another name for tiger nut milk. It is yet another healthy Nigerian beverage that is widely consumed and easily accessible. Tiger nut milk is naturally tasty, creamy, and has a sweet, rich, and nutty flavour. Tiger nut makes our list of the top healthy Nigerian drinks for two reasons.

To begin with, tiger nuts are a healthier alternative to animal dairy products because they contain more nutrients than milk. You can also drink tiger nut milk if you are gluten intolerant or lactose intolerant.

Secondly, other milks made from almonds or other nuts which are typically very rich in inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids, but tigernut milk is high in monounsaturated fat, as well as minerals and vitamins C and E.

Soya Milk

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Soya Milk is a refreshing nutritious drink made from plant protein. It made from soya beans, and is also very delicious. Soy milk is rich in sodium, potassium, calcium and iron.